This year’s Lowery Lecturer is Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and part time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She is an advocate for the rights of women and girls caught in the criminal justice system, for example, Ashley Smith, the young woman whose life ended t [...]
Defence for Children International- Canada Presents:
“The Children of Afghanistan: Protection, Education and the Challenge of Peace”
Afghanistan has one of the youngest populations on earth, with 65% or more of school age or below. While huge strides have been made in restoring the education sector, w [...]
IS THIS OUR CANADA?
10th ANNUAL LOWERY LECTURE ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Cindy Blackstock will focus on the rights of Aboriginal children in Canada when she delivers this year’s Lowery Lecture on Children’s Rights on Monday, June 8, 2009, in Toronto.
Ms. Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family [...]
TORONTO, April 23, 2006—Romeo Dallaire will deliver Defence for Children International’s Lowery Lecture in Toronto on Thursday, May 18. In it he will make a passionate call for all Canadians to face their failures in places like Rwanda and other countries where hundreds of thousands of children – some as young as eight years old – are abduct [...]
TORONTO, May 19, 2005—Children are the only people other than prisoners whose rights are denied by legislation, says Michael Enright, host of CBC’s Sunday Edition.
Society is able to limit youth freedoms so drastically because the media paints a contradictory and simplistic picture of youth. “They are either angels or villains: w [...]
Toronto, May 25, 2004—In Canada, the methods and rhetoric of child protection, even the words we use to describe childhood, conceal discriminatory attitudes that harm children, according to Toronto lawyer Jeffery Wilson. Speaking on “The Language of Childhood, the Politics of Repression,” Wilson will challenge our language and assumptions at [...]